ERIC Number: ED369134
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Smart Schools for San Antonio's Future: A Report on Public Education.
Trinity Univ., San Antonio, TX. Center for Educational Leadership.
Schools in San Antonio, Texas, need to make changes to make life work better for San Antonio's students, to improve their learning, and to help them become happier and more productive students. Schools must take children where they are and work with their circumstances. San Antonio is failing to provide students with the learning and development they need for numerous reasons, one being a lack of agreement on goals and purposes. This report addresses the problems by providing a framework for developing new goals and new visions; for pooling community resources in an effort to work together; for creating an array of new social contracts across the community that will sustain reform; and for reinventing the school and its work. Listed are 11 design principles for teaching and learning smart in schools. Examples of the design principles are authentic assessment, and cooperative learning. Additionally, seven design principles for school governance and leadership are: (1) school-based governance; (2) smart leadership; (3) functional schools, enduring relationships; (4) enhancing professionalism; (5) choice, diversity, and accountability; (6) school-communities; and (7) community service centers. (Author/KDP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Trinity Univ., San Antonio, TX. Center for Educational Leadership.